Siemens TIA Portal - HMI Basics
What you'll learn
- At the end of this course, you will be able to build a modern, intuitive, and fully-featured HMI application in TIA Portal from scratch
- At the end of this course, you will be able to add process visualization, alarm handling, recipe handling and user administration to your HMI application
- At the end of this course, you will be able to test all features of your HMI runtime application on your laptop without any additional hardware
- At the end of this course, you will know all tools and best practices allowing you to drastically improve your programming speed and efficiency in TIA Portal
- Basic PLC and HMI knowledge
- Basic knowledge of the TIA Portal user environment
- No prior TIA HMI experience required!
- (Optional) My PLC course "TIA Portal - PLC Programming Basics"
Are you excited about building HMI applications in TIA Portal but you're not really sure where to start? After finishing this course, you can confidently add "TIA Portal - HMI Application Builder" to your CV & start getting paid for your new skills.
Hi there! My name is Hans and I'm a full-time controls & automation engineer. I am here to help you learn the basic concepts, tools, and functions that you will need to build modern, fully functional, and intuitive SIMATIC WinCC applications within the widely popular totally integrated automation solution - Siemens TIA Portal. By the end of this course, you will be able to build HMI applications using TIA specific tools and TIA best practices.
Master fundamental skills and concepts in TIA Portal with this Fully Featured HMI Course
Build the layout for your modern and intuitive screen template (using layers and main application colours)
Visualize the process overview of your application using custom animated graphics, text and parameters (graphic lists)
Add alarm handling using alarm texts and an alarmscreen with an alarm view object and reset button
Implement recipe handling to your application (using recipes, data records, and recipe elements)
Configure users and user groups, and add authorizations to screen objects for increased security
Simulate and test your HMI application locally on your laptop without any other hardware required
Essential TIA Tools and Best Practices at Your Fingertips
Learning the fundamentals of designing TIA HMI applications puts a powerful and very useful tool at your fingertips. TIA Portal is one of the leading automation platforms used in industry, offering automation solutions for manufacturing companies all over the world.
Jobs in TIA development are plentiful. Learning the foundation of HMI applications in TIA Portal will give you a running start in the market and a strong background to more easily add advanced concepts to your skillset.
This course is aimed at people who already have a basic understanding of PLCs and HMIs. Throughout this course of 60 lectures and over 5 hours of content, you’ll learn all of TIA Portal´s HMI fundamentals and establish a strong understanding of the concepts behind each step of building a modern-looking, intuitive and fully-functional/fully-featured TIA HMI application.
Throughout the course, I’ll invite you to participate in assignments, putting your newly learned skills into practice immediately. If you choose to participate and complete all the assignments, you will have build a COMPLETE TIA HMI application by the end of the course!
Content and Overview
We start the course with an overview of the sample application that we´ll use throughout the course. First, we will add a new TIA HMI device to our sample project and we´ll set up the connection to the PLC (already in the sample project). After adding our PLC tags to the HMI, we will work our way through designing a beautiful layout for our modern and intuitive screen template.
With these basic steps in place, I will take you through the steps of adding a process overview screen, complete with animated graphics (graphic lists), texts, and parameter inputs. We will put a lot of importance on using layers for our screen objects and we will define 3 main colours for our application for a modern look.
With the process visualization in place, the course will take you through the steps of adding alarm handling to the application. We will create alarm texts (using PLC trigger tags) and we will build an alarm screen from the ground up to display those alarm texts.
After alarm handling, our focus will go to recipe handling. We will create a recipe and assign our process parameters (=recipe elements) to them. We will also create a couple of data records that will contain a set of specific values for our parameters. After creating our recipe, we will design a recipe screen that will allow us to load, save, create and delete recipe data records.
Now that we got recipes added to the application, it´s time to secure our application. We will add a user administration to the application, by creating users, user groups, and authorizations. By implementing a user administration , we will be able to password-protect buttons, parameters and other screen object.
Finally, with the application complete from a design perspective, the course will take you through the steps of testing all of the exciting features of the HMI application. We will use a simulated PLC application (S7-PLCSIM) together with a runtime HMI application.
At the end of the course, you will be able to construct a clean, modern, and intuitive HMI application from scratch using a wide array of TIA specific skills and TIA best practices.
Complete with a Link to a 21-Day Free TIA Portal Trial Version, downloadable TIA sample applications, checklists and other practical documents. We will put these sample applications and supporting documents to great use as we work our way through each lecture and concept together.
Now it´s time to upgrade yourself and get started with TIA Portal!
Who this course is for:
- Software programmers or field engineers who would like to build HMI applications in TIA Portal using TIA specific tools and best practices
- Anyone with basic PLC and HMI knowledge, eager to start building an HMI application in TIA Portal
- A student who is interested in improving their TIA HMI skills in order to make a great impression at a job interview
- Anyone who would like to add "TIA Portal HMI application builder" to their portfolio
For over 20 years, I've been working professionally as a control engineer within the manufacturing industry. During this time as a system integrator, I've had the pleasure to work on many diversified and challenging automation projects with many great machine builders and manufacturing companies all over the world. A big part of my work consists of commissioning machines and production lines at customers on-site.
In 2013, I started my own automation company - Rock Solid Automation. As a self-employed system integrator, I've build up a very successful customer base and I have been part of many fulfilling projects. I have a real passion for programming, and I thrive on innovation and technology.
My professional expertise consists of software solutions - development, implementation, commissioning and troubleshooting - for Siemens and Rockwell hardware platforms. More specific, I have a lot of hands-on experience with motion control (synchronised servo systems, gearing operations, cam profiles), application optimizations (process stream-lining, PLC resource management, application troubleshooting) and safety logic integrations (PLC's with software safety logic, safe-torque-off for drives, implementation of guards/estops/LOTO).
In my private life, I love spending time with my family - wife and daughter. In order to keep fit and refill my energy levels, I practice mountain biking, skiing (when the weather permits), jogging, and an occasional swim. I love to travel and experience different cultures and foods.
Furthermore, I´d like to see myself as a half-decent cook who loves to try out new recipes :-)